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Day to Night at Universal Orlando Resort™

  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 03 January 2019
  • Revised 03 January 2019
Day to Night at Universal Orlando Resort™
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 03 January 2019
  • Revised 03 January 2019
Day to Night at Universal Orlando Resort™
  • By Christian Armond
  • Published 03 January 2019
  • Revised 03 January 2019

With so many awesome experiences around every corner, it can be hard to decide what to do first at Universal Orlando Resort™. From heart-pounding rollercoasters to character meet and greets, there’s so much excitement to take you from day to night. We give you the lowdown of what’s in store, so you can jump straight into the action and explore the immersive theme parks and entertainment within Universal Orlando Resort™.


Universal Studios Florida™

Visit Springfield: Home of the Simpsons and test your skills in the carnival-style games in Krustyland. Whilst you’re there, have a go on The Simpsons Ride™, a 3-D rollercoaster ride or pilot your very own saucer on Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl.

Join Gru, his daughters, and the mischievous minions on the out-of-control Despicable Me Minion Mayhem™. This motion simulation ride is full of surprises and after the ride, you can even have your photo taken with the Minions.


The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™

Whether you’ve got your letter to Hogwarts, have already passed your O.W.L.s, or you’re simply a Muggle, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is something you cannot miss.

Youll have probably seen all the rollercoasters you can experience, but did you know that you can try more than one variation of Butterbeer™ in the two lands? Chilled and frozen can be found on street carts and in the Three Broomsticks™ in Hogsmeade™ and when the weather gets chilly, seasonal hot Butterbeer™ can be found, too. You can even sample Butterbeer™ potted cream, an indulgent dessert, also available from the Three Broomsticks™.

Enjoy traditional English grub at the Leaky Cauldron™ in Diagon Alley™. The restaurant serves all your favourite home-style classics like toad in the hole, cottage pie, plus bangers and mash!

One of the most magical experiences at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is travelling from one land to another via the Hogwarts™ Express. As the train transports you to your end destination, look out for your favourite characters as you may see them through the window. You’ll need a Universal Orlando™ Explorer Ticket to board the train and ride it both ways.


Universal’s Islands of Adventure™

Venture to Jurassic Park™ where you can step into the raptor paddock for a chance to see Blue, the newest addition to the pack, be careful, she can be rather feisty! Another attraction in this area which prehistoric fans will love is the Jurassic Park River Adventure™. This scenic water ride accidentally gets taken off course, putting you amidst the dinosaurs – you’ll be in for a bumpy ride.

If you’re a fan of water rides, you must ride Popeye & Blutos Bilge-Rat Barges®. This lesser known attraction will get you completely soaked and is full of splashes and silliness, guaranteeing you lots of laughs and screams.

Keep your superhero wardrobe up to date at the Marvel Alterniverse Store® where you can buy all manner of Marvel apparel. T-shirt, gifts, mugs, novelties, and more can be found here, plus you can even get your photo taken with Spider-Man.


Universal’s Volcano Bay™

Live the island life at Universal’s Volcano Bay™ and experience a combination of thrills and relaxation.

Rent a cabana which has extra comfortable seating, a small fridge stocked with chilled water, complimentary fruit and snack basket, towels, and concierge service. This is the ultimate place to embrace the charm of your tropical surroundings.

Thrill-seekers will love the Kala & Tai Nui Serpentine Body Slides™ and Ko’okiri Body Plunge™ which has a 125ft drop through a trap door. You won’t have to stand in line for long as Universal’s Volcano Bay™ is the first theme park to have a Virtual Line™ for all attractions via the TapuTapu™. Simply check into the ride you want to experience then you’re free to explore the park until you feel your TapuTapu™ vibrate on your wrist.

There’s plenty for the little thrill-seekers to enjoy too. Runamukka Reef™ is a shaded area bursting at the seams with interactive water guns, slides, and dump cups. This whimsical area has lots of fun activities for the kids to uncover.

Universal CityWalk™

An entertainment complex like no other, Universal CityWalk™ is a place where you can dine on cuisines from across the globe, paint the town red, and shop for souvenirs.

One of the newest residents of Universal CityWalk™ is The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen™. You can really indulge at this steampunk-esque restaurant, dine on steak and seafood, enjoy brunch, or pop in for a one-of-a-kind dessert. The sweet menu is out-of-this-world, choose from artisanal milkshakes, scrumptious sundaes, and gourmet chocolates.

Dance into the small hours at Red Coconut Club, a bar with plenty Cuban flair, boasting two levels of music, a dining room and an outdoor patio has unparalleled views of Universal’s CityWalk™.

Another bar which should be on your radar is Bob Marley –A Tribute to Freedom?. Visit a replica of Bob’s home on 56 Hope Road in Kingston, Jamaica where you can find artefacts, photos, and video clips from is outstanding career. Listen to live reggae music, dine on Jamaican-inspired dishes, and party into the night.


Evening shows

Blue Man Group

This unique show is one you won’t forget. Three bald, blue men will rock your world and blow your mind, with music and laughter at every turn. The comedic trio are full of surprises, marvel at the colours and music which are brought to life before your very eyes.

Universal Orlando Resort™ has two mesmerising shows which you cannot miss. Head to the parks when the sun goes down to watch Universal’s Cinematic Celebration™ at Universal Studios. Marvel at the iconic movie clips brought to life by the enchanting water and light show.

Fans of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ will love The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle. Gaze in awe from Hogsmeade™ village as colourful projections are cast against the majestic backdrop of the castle.


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HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s19)

THE SIMPSONS RIDE TM Fox. The Simpsons TM & © 2019 Fox. Jurassic Park River Adventure TM Universal Studios/Amblin. Popeye © 2019 King Features Syndicate, Inc. ™ Hearst Holdings, Inc. © 2019 BMP. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.

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